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The effects of working conditions and antenatal leave for the risk of premature birth in Berlin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12682850     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: The influence a job--including its physical and psychological aspects--has on pregnant woman's chances of delivering prematurely. METHODS: Seven hundred and seven women who had given birth participated. Statements regarding her job and its stresses were obtained with a standardised questionnaire. RESULTS: Two hundred and thirty-seven of the 707 women delivered prematurely (<37 weeks), 471 at term. No increased incidence of premature deliveries was observed in working mothers or found in relation to physical stress. A link was observed due to a mother's dissatisfaction with her job ( p<0.001). CONCLUSION: With changes in the workplace and adherence to laws protecting pregnant women, effective factors are in place that help prevent premature births. A prerequisite for this is the pregnant woman's contentment with her work.
Authors:
W Henrich; A Schmider; I Fuchs; F Schmidt; J W Dudenhausen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study     Date:  2003-04-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  269     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-07     Completed Date:  2004-05-25     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics, Charit?, Campus Virchow-Klinikum Berlin, Humboldt-Universit?t, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany. wolfgang.henrich@charite.de
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Berlin / epidemiology
Female
Humans
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Pregnancy
Questionnaires
Women, Working*
Workload*

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